| May 29, 2014
| 6:04 PM
They won't admit it, but privately NBC will be rooting for the Blackhawks to pull off the comeback against the Kings this weekend.
Having the Hawks in the Stanley Cup Final is huge for NBC. Not as much with the Kings.
With the Rangers and Kings...
| May 31, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The Blackhawks and Kings have been asked repeatedly throughout the Western Conference finals to pin the burden of pressure on the other team.
The only thing is, there probably aren’t two NHL teams that embrace anxiety-wracked games as an...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:14 PM
The Kings have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final by defeating the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4 in overtime, tonight at the United Center in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.
Kings defenseman Alec Martinez shot inside the blue line...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:23 PM
They had not traveled so far and played so long, been through so much, to just skate away quietly and quickly into the night.
A two-goal deficit for the Kings less than nine minutes into Game 7 at the United Center would not be the final word about...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:56 PM
The NHL reduced its suspension of New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo from 10 games to six for Carcillo's actions toward an on-ice official May 23. Carcillo has sat out three playoff games and will be eligible to return in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:40 PM
The Kings became the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road. That journey included coming back from a 3-0 series deficit to the San Jose Sharks in Round 1, rebounding from a 3-2 deficit in Round 2...
| Apr 16, 2014
Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Plain White T’s has been added to Saturday’s Stadium Series festivities at Soldier Field.
The Chicago-area band known for its hits “Hey There Delilah” and “1, 2, 3, 4” will perform before the outdoor game between...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ Jaromir Jagr on Saturday became the seventh NHL player to score 700 goals. The New Jersey Devils' enduring right wing joins Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:21 PM
The Ducks and Kings continue to make hay in each other's barn.
There may be no rhyme or reason, but the Ducks' 2-0 victory Saturday at Staples Center in Game 4 left the visiting teams undefeated in the Western Conference semifinals.
The Kings got away...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Slava Fetisov remembers the moment like it was yesterday, the knock on his U.S. hotel room door when he was visiting the country as captain of the Soviet hockey team. Outside stood Lou Lamoriello, the New Jersey Devils general manager, with an offer of...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:54 PM
So it is finally happening, hockey's Freeway Series, the one Kings center Jarret Stoll thought was going to occur last year after Los Angeles held up its end of the equation.
"I remember us watching Game 7 last year between Anaheim and Detroit and we...